My professor in my CKA class showed us an article from a Dear Abby column that I thought was hilarious and wanted to share. I really got a kick out of some of the things that these fourth graders came up with!
Twisting famous sayings
By: Abigail Van Burren
DEAR ABBY: I teach fourth grade at Westlake Elementary School in Ventura County, Calif. As a fun assignment, I gave the students at the beginning of a list of famous sayings and asked them to provide original endings. Here are examples. -LESLEY VICK
DEAR LESLY VICK: Your students deserve an “A” for originality. Read on:
The grass is always greener when you leave the sprinkler on.
A rolling stone plays the guitar.
A bird in the hand is a real mess.
No news is no newspaper.
It’s better to light one candle than to waste electricity.
It’s always darkest just before I open my eyes.
You have nothing to fear but homework.
If you can’t stand the heat, don’t start the fireplace.
A penny saved is nothing in the real world.
The squeaking wheels gets annoying.
We have nothing to fear but our principal.
To err is human. To eat a muskrat is not.
I think, therefore I get a headache.
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry, and someone yells, “Shut up!”
Early to bed and early to rise is first in the bathroom.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a blister.
Don’t count your chickens – it takes too long!